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YouTube Coming To the PS3 and Wii 87

Clara writes "The YouTube blog has announced that YouTube is on its way to the PlayStation 3 and Wii. From the article: 'Have you ever wanted to just sit on your couch and watch YouTube on your TV? Well, now that's possible via YouTube for Television, initially available through the Sony PS3 and Nintendo Wii game consoles at www.youtube.com/tv. Currently in beta, the TV Website offers a dynamic, lean-back, 10-foot television viewing experience.' No YouTube for Xbox, however (Google must simply not have gotten around to Microsoft yet)."
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YouTube Coming To the PS3 and Wii

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  • by pasamio ( 737659 ) on Saturday January 17, 2009 @04:44AM (#26495001) Homepage

    Google, in its infinite wisdom, keeps redirecting me to the Australian version of YouTube and the "YouTube Australia's Official Blog". I thought it might be when I was logged in, so I set my location to be the United States and still got redirected. I logged out and still keep getting the stupid Australian blog. Funnily enough it displays a nice big white area where you would expect the content of the article to be. I know, I know, this is my punishment for trying to RTFA.

  • Re:PS3 (Score:4, Funny)

    by blogan ( 84463 ) on Saturday January 17, 2009 @11:07AM (#26496889)

    That's just Youtube, PS3 has nothing to do with it.

  • Meh (Score:3, Funny)

    by ArtDent ( 83554 ) on Saturday January 17, 2009 @09:00PM (#26501963)

    Just gave it a try on my Wii. The interface is pretty nice. But it still uses the browser, and the big issue is the suckiness of the ancient Flash plug-in. The video is extremely jittery, so even with the nicer interface, I still don't think it's worth using.

    It's kind of surprising to me that they'd invest this effort, but not bother to try to fix the big issue. I'd think a custom application, like the one on iPhone, would be a much better solution.

    Or Adobe could suck less.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 20, 2009 @04:46PM (#26535743)

    Q: 'Have you ever wanted to just sit on your couch and watch YouTube[...]'

    A: NO! NO, GODDAMNIT! Every fucking time I go to that festering pit of desperate wannabes called YouTube, I do so with a specific purpose and hopefully a specific video link! And I leave the site immediately once I've seen what I need to see.

    Some people have no interest in passively consuming whatever tripe the delusional people who submit YouTube videos produce. DELUSIONAL. Why? Someone who posts assumes that others care. Well, we don't. You are in fact not special or original or funny. You're just a pathetic self-absorbed idiot who depends, nay, requires the pat on the head from other people to be happy. Why don't you all grow a fucking personality of your own?!

    In summary:
    - I hate YouTube
    - People who post on YouTube are pathetic narcissists
    - People who enjoy viewing YouTube need to take a hard look inside and ask, would an intelligent person be doing this?
    - YouTube's new service: Do not want

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